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Intel working on ultrabooks and smartphones with built-in wireless charging tech

Sifting the facts from the fiction about contactless cards

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Can someone else scan your contactless card through your pocket ... we ask the experts what's true and what's notThe reports of contactless charging errors on buses and in stores will have left some people nervous - and have prompted a flurry of theories about what's wrong with the technology...
Sifting the facts from the fiction about contactless cards

Nokia Lumia 720 unveiled: 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 9mm thick, 6.7MP Carl Zeiss, wireless charging capable

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Notice Vogue in that live tile up there? That's because Nokia's toning down its focus on imaging innovation at this year's MWC (remember the PureView 808?) for a hyper-targeted take on the mid-range: the Lumia 720. Made for über-social types prone to late night party shots, selfies and multimedia...
Nokia Lumia 720 unveiled: 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 9mm thick, 6.7MP Carl Zeiss, wireless charging capable

Sony Xperia ZL goes on pre-order for US customers, off-contract: $720 for HSPA, $760 for LTE

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Remember the Xperia ZL? While it lingered in the shadow of the waterproof Xperia Z back at CES, the phone does still exist and has now gone on preorder at Sony's own webstore. Withc the same 5-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel camera and Snapdragon S4 Pro of the omnibalanced Z...
Sony Xperia ZL goes on pre-order for US customers, off-contract: $720 for HSPA, $760 for LTE
HP bulks up its incoming Windows 8 lineup with four new All-in-One PCs

Android this week: Wi-Fi changing app; Nexus 7 dock; Xbox SmartGlass

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I started my week out by using near-field communications, or NFC, wireless stickers to automatically toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios on my Android phone when leaving home. That solution works really well — see the video here — but later in the week, I found a super option for folks...
Android this week: Wi-Fi changing app; Nexus 7 dock; Xbox SmartGlass
Nokia's new Monster-branded Purity Pro Headsets match the colors of the rumored Lumia 820

Did ASUS' Windows 8-packing Tablet 600 hit the FCC?

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Toying with the idea of picking up a keyboard-dockable Windows 8 slate? Take your pick -- since Computex (and Microsoft's own Surface unveiling), these devices have popping up like wildflowers -- and one of them may have just slipped through federal inspection. A recent FCC filing reveals an ASUS...
Did ASUS' Windows 8-packing Tablet 600 hit the FCC?

Will Windows Phone 8 Turn the Tide for Microsoft?

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With Windows 8 finally launched, Microsoft is now turning its attention to mobile. Today, the company is hosting an event in San Francisco to spill the rest of the beans on the next version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8. Over the past few months, the company has...
Will Windows Phone 8 Turn the Tide for Microsoft?
Hands-on with AT&T's quad-core LG Optimus G
Samsung's $650 NX2000 Wi-Fi camera sits between camera phones and DSLRs

LG Escape breaks out of obscurity, sets sights on AT&T

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Not content to wait for official phone announcements? The folks at EVLeaks have got you covered -- outing another handset's vitals on Twitter. The team's latest breach appears to be the LG Escape, an Ice Cream Sandwich powered Android handset sporting a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor,...
LG Escape breaks out of obscurity, sets sights on AT&T

Verizon confirms Motorola RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD available October 18th, caps lock comes free

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When Verizon said the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD would be out before the holidays, they weren't kidding. October the 18th is the big day if you're after some of the sharp-sounding Motorola action. The 8-megapixel, NFC-enabled RAZR HD , if you recall sports a 4.7-inch 720p display,...
Verizon confirms Motorola RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD available October 18th, caps lock comes free

US Bank kicks off 'Go Mobile' payment trials with NFC-equipped iPhone case

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The iPhone may not come with built-in NFC, but that hasn't stopped it from finding itself at the center of plenty of NFC-based payment projects. The latest comes courtesy of US Bank, which is now kicking off trials of its new Go Mobile service in Salt Lake City, Utah,...
US Bank kicks off 'Go Mobile' payment trials with NFC-equipped iPhone case

Samsung offers free flip covers and TecTiles for GS III and Note II device registrations

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If you just received a Galaxy S III or a Note II this holiday season, you could do yourself a favor and register it on Samsung's Facebook page to get even more goodies from Santa Sammy. What do you get in exchange for handing over some personal details and...
Samsung offers free flip covers and TecTiles for GS III and Note II device registrations
Leaked Windows 8 tablet pricing suggests Microsoft may have already lost the war (and its marbles)

Yep, It's Coming: Google Wallet's Help Site Mentions The "Google Wallet Card"

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Just in case you needed more proof that the leaked news revealing a forthcoming physical Google Wallet Card is indeed legit, you can just visit Google’s own Help section on its Google Wallet website to catch a reference to the yet-to-be announced addition. On the page entitled “Eligible Devices,” Google...
Yep, It's Coming: Google Wallet's Help Site Mentions The "Google Wallet Card"

iFixit pries open Google's Nexus 4, exposes somewhat stubborn battery

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The warranty-voiders over at iFixit decided to spend their Friday evening tearing into a freshly delivered Nexus 4 and have given us a peek inside Google's smartphone darling. After removing a pair of screws and spending a few minutes prying off the rear cover, the teardown specialists found that...
iFixit pries open Google's Nexus 4, exposes somewhat stubborn battery
Making kitchen computers sexy: HP unveils Windows 8 all-in-one desktops with touch and wireless tech

Discover Partners With Google, Makes Adding Its Credit Cards To Google Wallet Easier

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Google Wallet, the company’s NFC-based virtual wallet for Android, got a major update earlier this month when Google started giving its users the ability to use cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Today, Google and Discover announced that they are now making it even easier for Discover customers...
Discover Partners With Google, Makes Adding Its Credit Cards To Google Wallet Easier

Briefly: Samsung updates NFC TecTiles, Field Trip museum tickets

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Samsung has released an updated version of its NFC tagging stickers that will work with the Galaxy S4. TecTiles 2 can be assigned individual on-device functions, like automatically updating Facebook and Twitter with a predefined status or muting all sounds, that are triggered when scanned by an NFC-enabled Samsung smartphone...
Briefly: Samsung updates NFC TecTiles, Field Trip museum tickets
LG lets you control your TV with a single finger gesture

Sony launches the Bravia KDL-W900A LED connected 3DTV at CES

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Sony's television firmament has swelled to include the company's Bravia KDL-W900A here at the tech jamboree that is CES. The edge-lit, slimline display comes loaded with the company's X-Reality Pro engine for rendering, Motionflow XR 960 and two pairs of active-shutter 3D glasses. Spec fans will note that it's...
Sony launches the Bravia KDL-W900A LED connected 3DTV at CES

PIPA Touch hits Indiegogo to bring biometric security to your smartphone but also the Web

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Biometric security has been employed in computers for a number of years, but until recently the sheer mention it being used in a smartphone may have brought funny looks. However, with Apple seemingly poised to couple biometric scanners with NFC following its $356 million acquisition of Authentec, that may all...
PIPA Touch hits Indiegogo to bring biometric security to your smartphone but also the Web
AT&T will reportedly announce the Nokia Lumia 920 on Friday

Half a Billion Devices will be NFC Ready for the e-Wallet Revolution by the end of 2014

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According to a new ABI Research Report out of London today, the number of NFC-enabled devices in use will exceed 500 million in 2014. The current advantage goes to Android devices who form the largest base that could take advantage of micro payment services due to arrive later this fall...
Half a Billion Devices will be NFC Ready for the e-Wallet Revolution by the end of 2014

Apple's iWallet is Inevitable, NFC or Not

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Rick Oglesby of consulting firm Aite Group weighed in as to why Apple passed on including NFC into their latest iPhone-5. "Apple is likely to wait to enter the payments business aggressively. Apple took a similar approach to 4G LTE wireless technology ......
Apple's iWallet is Inevitable, NFC or Not
True to form, Samsung mocks iPhone 5 buyers in latest commercial

Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

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A lot of people are buzzing over Apple's decision to not install a Near-Field Communications (NFC) chip in the iPhone 5. NFC technology would have allowed the iPhone 5 to process mobile payments. Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller told AllthingsD that it's not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem,...
Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

Orange announces the Samsung Galaxy S3 as its first 'Quick Tap' UK NFC Android phone

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Orange has announced today that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is to be the first Android device to feature its Quick Tap contactless payment technology, in cahoots with Barclaycard. Just to recap, back in January, we reported that Everything Everywhere – the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile – was teaming...
Orange announces the Samsung Galaxy S3 as its first 'Quick Tap' UK NFC Android phone
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